Scroggins Family Farm honored as Century Farm

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (left) and state agriculture secretary Wes Ward induct the D.L. Scroggins Family Farm of Carroll County into the Arkansas Century Farm Program.
Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Agriculture

The D.L. Scroggins Family Farm in Carroll County was among 32 farms inducted into the Arkansas Century Farm Program on Friday, Nov. 5.

The Arkansas Century Farm program recognizes Arkansas farms of 10 acres or more owned by the same family for at least 100 years. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture began the Century Farm program in 2012 to highlight the contributions of these families to the agriculture industry as well as their overall contributions to our state.

Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest industry, contributing more than $21 billion to the state’s economy annually and providing one of every six jobs in the state. Arkansas consistently ranks in the top 25 nationally in the production of more than 15 agricultural commodities.

“Year after year, decade after decade, in the face of many challenges, Century Farm families put everything on the line to earn a living and produce our food, our fabrics, our forests,” Hutchinson said. “Farm families are great for our economy, but they are much more than that. The work ethic, common sense, and family values that are the bedrock of a family farm are a model for all Arkansans. For the good of Arkansas, I hope their children and grandchildren choose to continue on the family farm, and that someday, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture will create an Arkansas Two-Century Farm program.”

A total of 526 farms throughout the state have been recognized as Century Farms.

The D.L. Scroggins Family Farm was established in 1884. The “Farr” and Mary Ross Farm, established in 1876, is the only other Carroll County farm listed as a member of the Century Farm Program.

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